Yeboah making his mark with Gladbach

Australian export Kwame Yeboah's slow burning career with German giant Borussia Monchengladbach is beginning to catch alight.

Kwame Yeboah

Kwame Yeboah (left) celebrates with his Borussia Monchengladbach team-mate Source: Kwame Yeboah Twitter

Four goals in 11 games for table-topping Gladbach's second team in German footballs' fourth tier have instilled the 22-year-old Brisbane Roar product with the belief that he can ultimately crack the first team squad, and win a contract extension at the same time.

It's been a demanding and difficult learning curve over the past two and a half years for Yeboah with injuries limiting him to just 20 league games - and a single goal - before the start of this season.

But, coming off a brace last weekend in the 4-2 win at Alemanmia Aachen, the pacy striker is turning on the after-burners In a bid to get noticed.

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"Things are going well, but there is a lot work to do yet," said Yeboah.

"I have my own little plan, which involves winning promotion and after that getting involved with the senior squad.

"This is a huge club, a Champions League team, and I know how tough it will be to get to where I want to go."

Signs of Improvement are shining through as Yeboah matures.

"My game sense, in terms of tactical awareness, has really developed here to go with the speed which I had already," he said.

"The German game is very technical as well as powerful and being at Gladbach and mixing with the first team, whether it's in training or In the gym, you are left in doubt how massive this club is."

Bristling with ambition, Yeboah is backing himself to join the likes of star names Raffael, Josip Drmic and Thorgan Hazard in the not too distant future.



"I am still young and I want to be one those young players that pushes through but also has that patience," he added.

"But, like I said, there's a lot of work to be done before I can train full-time with the first team, or win a place maybe on the bench.

"But that's what I am aiming for.

"It's a steep learning curve here and you need to bide your time and learn every day."

Yeboah insists the quality of the second team should not to be underestimated either.

"It's a good level ... and for me I need to keep helping us win games, score my goals and hopefully provide a bit of a wow factor and show who I am.

"My confidence is running high, but I want more now.

"Playing well is my main aim ... goals are just a bonus.

"The most important thing is to have an effect on every game, so people will say 'who's that'?"


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Published 28 October 2016 at 11:18am
By Dave Lewis